I move that the Senate:
1. notes the study by Melbourne's Monash University which shows less people in rural, remote and disadvantaged areas accessing mental health services;
2. acknowledges that rates of severe mental illness are higher in the most disadvantaged areas;
3. recognises that people in wealthier areas access psychologists and psychiatrists up to three times as much as those in the most disadvantaged areas; and
4. calls on the government to address these inequalities by providing incentives for mental health professionals to practise outside major cities.